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The Qaem (or Ghaem) refers tae twa completely separate Iranian wappens: an air-tae-grund glide bomb and a ground-tae-air missile. These twa weapons are similarly sized and identeecally named, and are baith developit frae the Toophan missile, but are separate wappen seestems.

Qaem grund tae air missile[eedit | eedit soorce]

A ground-tae-air Qaem missile.

This is an Iranian SACLOS beam-riding SHORAD surface-tae-air missile.[1][2] With a range of sax kilometers and a maximum altitude of twa kilometers, the Qaem is intendit for uise against UAVs and low flying or stationary helicopters.[3] The Qaem is a development of the Toophan missile, itself an unlicensit copy of the American BGM-71 TOW missile, and enterit mass production in 2010.[4][5]

The Qaem anti-aircraft missile uises a laser guidance seestem.[6] Iran also produces a variant, the Qaem-M, which adds a proximity fuse.[7]

Qaem air tae grund bomb[eedit | eedit soorce]

a Qaem air-tae-grund muneetion seen on a Mohajer-6 UAV.

A completely unrelatit Iranian muneetion, but an aa named "Qaem", is carried Qods Mohajer-6 UAVs.[8]

The Qaem is available in twa variants: the Qaem 1, with a suspectit infrareid seeker, and a variant simply named Qaem, with suspectit laser guidance.[8][9]

The Qaem A2G glide bomb is relatit tae the Sadid-345 glide bomb, but haes different weengs and size.[10]

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  4. mashreghnews. qaem missile, the Iranian solution to the problem of the US.
  5. farsnewsws. ""Storm" in sky and earth".
  6. "Iran says starts production of two new missiles". The Independent (in Inglis). 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  7. Lyamin, Yuri (20 July 2017). "Иранская экспозиция на МАКС-2017. Часть.1" (in Russian).CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Binnie, Jeremy (February 7, 2018). "Iran's Mohajer 6 armed UAV goes into production". Jane's Information Group. Video footage was also released showing a Mohajer 6 using a Qaem 1 to accurately hit a target that was floating in the sea, apparently in the Indian Ocean off Konarak.